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of these signatures say the same thing. they both belong to treasury secretary tim geithner, who by virtue of being treasury secretary is also the guy who gets to sign our money. when mr. geithner became treasury secretary, he changed his signature. he changed it from the rather lovely loop deloops on the left to the fifth grader's cursive timothy f. geithner you see on the right. here he is explaining why. >> i think on the dollar bill i had to write something that people could read my name. i didn't try for elegance. i just tried for elegance. >> because mrs. quigley, the first grade writing teach worry have given me an f on that. >> i took third grade in new delhi, india. >> whether it is foreign pen man szymanski instruction or something weirder, tim geithner's changed signature never got nearly the attention that his successor's signature received. all of the media got fix excavated on a signature that is loopier than tim geithner's original signature. this is jack lew. all signs point to president obama say i knowing him to replace tim geithner. and if he is nominated and confirmed, that will
way. he is not the sweet talker that tim geithner that republicans are. the easy thing about him, i think you are right. he is far more ideological than that, he is not like tim geithner. he is head of the new york fed. he is well versed in the new york currency and you have a life long budgeteer. can i add to that? i want to say something about out going. i have the highest regard for them. his financial knowledge was excellent. his knowledge of the whole banking arena. and i'll tell you this too, while i disagreed with him on fiscal issues. he and i had a great personal relationship. what i understand is, he does not have a personal relationship and doesn't know how to deal with people on the other side of the i'll. and that on top of his personal experience to me makes this a poor choice. >> on financial experience i'll grant you some points. this is a guy who has been negotiating complicated deals for 20 years. on the hill in the reagan years, and because there were these tough opepisodes, i would reall take that off your list. >> according to that book, he helped sabotage, he w
of the trish ry secretary is to sign the currency. on this bill you have tim geithner's signature because he's the treasury secretary. if lew is the next treasury secretary? it's over one document after another. you can get a pretty close-up look at it. there it is. image that on your dollar bills. that's how it would look like. tim geithner decided to clean it up before he came up with his signature. >> make it look more official. looks like an 8th grade girl's signature. >> makes a lot of doctor's signatures look legible. >> doug luzader thank you very much. >>> we have extreme weather striking the south this morning. >> janice dean is following us this morning. she is live. >> a spring lime storm moving through texas, louisiana. this is in towards mississippi where we have another tornado warning south of alexandria seeing strong rotation across doppler radar. this could be rain wrapped so people may not see this coming. this is a dangerous situation. severe threat in and around where we see the tornado watch until noon local time. that will stretch into mississippi throughout the day tod
it to four years ago when tim geithner came in. geithner had been in the room prior to becoming treasury secretary when he was head of the new york federal reserve. they made the decision to let lehman brothers fail. he walked into a banking and a central bank global financial crisis, and he was a guy who had no learning curve. same thing here. we don't have a banking crisis, we don't have a central banking and financial crisis. we've got a budget crisis in washington. jack lew is steeped in the budget. he takes over from tim geithner right in the middle of this debt ceiling debate which will be followed immediately by the sequestration, the broad spending cuts debate. and then the fact that the u.s. has not had a federal budget since 2009. the so-called continuing resolutions which means nothing changes from the year before. that is central to the whole budget debate. if we actually had a budget in this country, we wouldn't have a debt ceiling debate. we wouldn't have a sequestration debate. jack lew takes over, he's got three things that are going to face him immediately which is why t
press corp, and not announcing that the president plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the very neat, very legible cursive in the right-hand corner. tim geithner said he was forced to change his signature before it was fit to print. richard wolfe, when i was chief of staff at the senate finance committee, we of course had to confirm treasury secretary.
of the treasury department. when we began this fiscal slope, curve, cliff discussion, tim geithner was involved, there was a sense jack lew would be involved. they were marginalized towards the end, and as glenn mentions, vice president biden was the guy to sweep in at the last minute to make the deal. congressional republicans sound like they don't really want to work with him. is that a problem for the administration? >> yes and no. the administration has done this in the past, you bring in the heavy to close the deal. it's like when you're trying to discipline your children, don't wait till your father gets home, you can kind of keep jack lew in the background to bring in him. there's a view of having someone who's strong, lew is not a fist pounder. lew derives his authority and respect from the command of the issues, and i don't mean the command of the issues, i mean the command of the numbers. he can dig down, divide fractions in his head. that's why he's a danger and threat to some house republicans. this isn't meant to be negative about the house republicans. they don't simply have sort
answer, because you have seen your name floated out there as a possible successor to tim geithner. >> and the reason i say that is look, i -- i'm 67 years old. i have been gone from home for over a dozen years, doing various public service things. and i have come home, i have got nine grandchildren under seven, and i really want to stay home. so i don't want a full-time job either in the public or private sector. >> one final question, how disappointed were you that the president rejected the simpson-bowles recommendations? >> well, look, i was disappointed at the time. but i came to understand was that his goal was to use it as a framework for his discussions that he had with speaker boehner back in gosh, almost two years ago now. in his first effort to get a grand bargain. he felt that was the best way to be successful. if he had been right, he would have proven to be a political genius. unifor unfortunately, he was not. they didn't get a deal one and i was very disappointed. >> yeah, i think that was an historic moment to get that grand bargain. i know you worked hard on it wit
. >>> president obama has more spots to fill in his cabinet, tim geithner is expected to leave sometime around the nomination. there's a vacancy at the cia since general david petraeus stepped down. a source tells cnn a short list includes counter terrorism and homeland security adviser john brennan as well as acting cia director michael mother el, the man wearing the red tie in the video. >>> the attorney for one of the two ohio teenagers charged with rape wants a judge to postpone and move his clients trial. the 16-year-old high school football players are charged with sexually assaulting a girl last summer. the alleged attack took place at several parties over the course of the night. adam told cnn he wants the case moved out of steubenville. >> given its publicity and what we perceive as threats to individuals, perhaps witnesses and also defendants and defense council, we're concerned about safety issues at this point. secondly i'm concerned about whether or not the kid should be tried in this area. perhaps the fact that it is in the steubenville area is it's going to prohibit certain peop
of staff jack lew of management and budget is considered to be tim geithner's most likely successor and that's deputy national security adviser denis mcdonough. anything could change, but those could be the most likely picks. other members of the administration suggest they're heading for the exits and you would assume the stuff starts ranking up in the next week or so. lisa jackson announced her departure at the end of january and rebecca blank who took over in june after secretary bryson went on medical leave. also expected to leave ray lahood and ken salazar and steven chu. likely with appointments of lew and mcdonough you'll hear more voices demanding more diversity in that cabinet, if you will. how does the president end up solving that problem and create a cabinet that, "looks like america." >>> all right, picking a fight over the president's pentagon pick. one thing the left and the right can agree on. chuck hagel may have an uphill battle in the senate. next, we'll get the view from both sides. former romney campaign adviser dan seymour and dan clemens will be here for a deb
to chuck hagel. no change in diversity there. cia director from petraeus to john brennan, no change. tim geithner to jack lou, no change there. john kerry is nominated to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, that's one less woman, the possible replacement with ashton carter, one less minority. and head of the epa lisa jackson, the first black woman to hold that title, her replacement is unknown. of hundreds of senior appoint ees and nominees, 48% were minority or women according to the national journal. and 13 out of 22 of his first cabinet members were diverse. that's a record. but it's not only about ethnicity and gender, the president could potentially nominate the first openly gay cabinet member. he could choose more with business executive experience. his team head count dropped 25% on that measure. age diversity is an issue too. right now two-thirds of obama's team are baby boomers. history shows cabinet choices have lasting effects, madeleine albright's nomination was followed by 15 years of diverse secretaries of state. farther back, president lincoln's cabinet strategy as
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one of -- >> hank paulson and tim geithner in the darkest moments when people thought they couldn't get money out of the atm, put terms on it. president obama's pick for defense secretary got a ringing endorsement today. the problem was, it came from the islamic republic of iran. >>> plus, the president cleans out his cabinet and all of his new picks are white men. no offense to white men who are sitting on this set but some people are upset about that. >>> first it was fire, the next day it was leaking fuel. what is going on with boeing's dream liner? citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get strai
states signature on all the green backs. that's the current secretary tim geithner's john hancock. here is lu's signature. see that? from a recent white house memo. it's a bunch of scwilgs skillings. geithner had to change his signature from the one you can see here so that people could read his name on the currency. after all, if you get to sign all the money, the least you can do is read your name. by now we have all heard that soda is not good for you. it turns out it might also be making us sad. sad soda. new research that suggests soda drinkers are more likely to be depressed. not really depressing. seems more stupid to me but you'll decide. (dog) larry,larry,larrryyy. why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... incles grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. using cloud computing and mobile technology, ver
saving people getting their houses foreclosed upon. this was about rescuing the people that tim geithner and larry summers who spent their entire lives around. these are the people that -- these wall street companies who were about to all go under if they didn't get billions and billions of dollars tomorrow, and that's what -- >> the political argument that would come from the white house, you hear this a lot when you talk to them privately, and they say publicly to a degree is that all the problems aside with the bailout, they'll acknowledge that things didn't work well, that the mortgage rescue or leaf operations were really bad. that's one of the things that obama says is one of his big regrets of his first term, but putting all that aside, if you didn't prop up the system -- they were basically held hostage. if they didn't prop up the system in some form, all credit would sort of seize up and those start-ups that you would like to see would be even lower and that, yeah, we got into a mess where we're tied into this casino, crazy system, and if you -- but if you let it fall apart by n
, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post. quote, as harry potter grew up and replaced his magic wand with excel spread sheets. if confirmed lew will be the highest ranking orthodox you don't in government. he grew up in queens. brings his own lunch to work. chose sandwich and an apple which he eats at his desk and still commutes back and forth to new york. catching a train home every friday to spend weekends with his wife. he is well liked in the white house. the p came to depend to the act not many people in washington know the budgeting process. >> jack's economic advice has been invaluable and he has my complete trust both because of his mastery of the numbers but because of the values behind those numbers. >> lew is a progressive whose interests in politics be
the administration has not pursued its goals. >> he is not tim geithner. geithner really did come from wall street and was a guy who was there to some degree to protect those institutions, and lew is not that. >> meanwhile, governor, we are not -- the person that in theory should be the most controversial, john brennan, the drone program, he took himself out of contention in 2008. nothing has been said about him. >> because he is low key and on the radar screen from the public, and it not one of the big three. >> might check in with rachel maddow. >> i was going to say, i also think it's because there's been an acquessence. >> the republicans like drones. >> bernie sanders is planting a flag in jack lew's -- >> he represents the entire left of the democratic party? >> one wing of the very progressive left. you are just moving it like a very far -- a tad -- i'm not saying anything against senators here on this show, but i think -- >> bernie is a greet graet guy, but it's a tiny little wing. it's probably a little fet zeesh fet other the wing. >> wow. feathers and wicks. we need to take a break. pre
say, somebody reminded me that tim geithner changed his signature a little bit when he became treasury secretary because he's going to be on the bill. so maybe. >> let's see it again. bring that picture back, because we just showed what it would look like. that is his signature. that's jack lew. if you want to go to him -- he may be a doctor, maybe he has a ph.d. he's not a medical doctor as far as i know. it's got to be the world's worst signature, looks more like a doodle. >> i wonder how he came up with it. >> assuming that's confirmed. one more quick thing, we showed you the picture that the white house photographer took of the president and his top advisers during one of the fiscal cliff deadline meetings in the oval office, and they swear to us that somewhere hidden valerie jarrett is sitting on the desk, so there is a woman somewhere in this picture, but christian, jack lew, assuming jack lew is named treasury tomorrow and there will be a male chief of staff replacing jack lew, where are the women? >> well, andrea, there's no doubt that women's advocacy groups are critiquing and
of tim geithner. mr. lew is a government lifer. and john kerry well to the left of hillary clinton who was also recorded as rather hawkish as a senator. now hilda solis is resigning. not sure what that means, but as the president's moving further to the left in his second term. not a centrist. let's bring back karen finney, columnist for the hill. guy benson, and mark simone. guy, i think these appointments, all three of them, particularly, particularly hagel at defense, show a move to the left. what's your take? >> sure, i mean, of course they do, the president's a lefty, that's who he is. and now that he never has to face voters again, i think we'll see his administration drift even further to the left. i do see the lew appointment at least as an opportunity for republicans to highlight the fact that we have not had a federal budget in almost four years. and it is 100% the fault of democrats. a lot of americans don't know that. at least give guys like that a chance to really beat that drum. and one other thing, larry, i'm interested to see the labor department pick with solis on her
, the mask is off the white house. there's no pretense that they have an interest in spending and when tim geithner's first offer in the negotiations was $1.6 trillion in new revenue, raise the debt ceiling with impunity and have more stimulus spending, that unbridled foolishness that has jarred the gop and the house. so those sort of shutdown questions become easier to coalescing. >> so it's a yes? it's on the table, is that right? >> well, as you and i have talked before, my home state is illinois, which is an example of what not to do. they chose revenues at a state level, didn't deal with the underlying spending drivers and what happened? higher than average unemployment, more per capita debt than any other state in the union almost and been downgraded twice. $7 billion in unpaid bills after the revenues come in. so i'm sensing just in talking to a lot of colleagues today and over the past couple of days a higher level of interest in going much further than they have ever gone before. >> last one, are all revenues off the table as far as you and the house leadership is concerned? >> ye
. they won't specify. the outgoing treasury secretary, tim geithner said, we have no plan. and as geithner always says, plan beats no plan. you have no plan. >> and the american people have no idea what they're talking about on this stuff. >> that i agree with. we're sending conflicting messages. >> it doesn't matter what people think about cutting spending. we have to. >> the polling data show by 75% the american people want spending cuts. i will say this. i may be wrong and you all may be right. but i think the g.o.p. is now migrating towards the spending sequester. including the defense and national security cuts. we're going to debate that in a few moments with general mccaffrey. but i think the gop is migrating there. i think that is exactly the right thing to do. and it shows a little bit of courage. and i think this letter from the four senators today, keith, all it says is waw waw waw we don't want to cut spending. >> that's what john boehner says. interesting rates are low now, inflation is low now. we're still recovering from an economic crisis. this is not the time quite honestl
. and that's just not true. that's not what the obama administration has done. and tim geithner to his credit did not repeat that lie. so he's got a lot of problems and i agree, larry, i don't understand why the president keeps putting up people who are not qualified for the job. not only is he not qualified, you've got chuck hagel who he's trying to sell as a great infantry man. i love nurses, but they shouldn't be the head of hhs. we need qualified people with credibility with the other side. >> this whole thing's sort of this insider liberalism. >> right. >> it seems to me, ari, that's basically what jack is. he's an insider liberal, he's going to take his marching orders. you know, this administration runs everything from the oval office and president obama's ideology, which is a left wing ideology. i don't happen to share it. he won the election, i get that, but you just can't convince me that a jack lew or chuck hagel are first class appointments. they're not. nobody's going to buy that. >> how much time do i get to respond to jennifer's points? >> you get about 40 seconds. >> look, i t
, tim geithner at treasury, hillary clinton at state who stayed on the whole time. is this a reflection on this president or just how grueling and critical this job has become? >> i think it's a reflection of how grueling and critical the job has become and how tough it is on people. i talked to someone leaving the white house yesterday. i said what are you going to do? i'm going to get a job where i don't have to get up at 5:00 a.m. every day. it never stops, 24/7 and not surprising that people after two years or a year decide they want to do something else. it's very hard on people, particularly people with young kids and families. >> the top contenders for chief of staff are two more white men, den is mcdonough and ronald klain. let me get your reaction to this. >> barack obama is black. >> some of the president's top advisers are women, valerie jarrett, half of the white house staff is women. that's been a diverse cabinet and white house staff. what we're experiencing now is a communications problem more than an actual diversity problem. >> rich, is this an optics problem? >> let me
the same number of loops each time he does it. >> tim geithner says one of the first things he had to do when he became treasury secretary, was make it a little more legible. >> it suddenly matters. >>> other stories making news this morning. john has that for us. >>> the 16-year-old who opened fire and critically wounded a high school classmate claims he was bullied. he was tar getting two boys at taft high school in balkersfield, california. the suspect may have had a hit list. teacher ryan heber and kim lee fields, counselor, getting high praise for convincing the shooter to put the shotgun down. >> this teacher and counselor stood face to face not knowi ii whether he would turn the gun on them. they have seen the news meadow, probably expected the worst and hoped for the best, gave students a chance to escape and conversed and it worked. >> for now, the suspect will be charged as a juvenile with attempted murder it will be up to prosecutors to decide if he will be eventually charged as an adult. >>> some americans are believed to be among the dead in a hotel fire in the northern phil
secretary. >>> also, treasury secretary tim geithner planning to leave later this month, sometime around the inauguration. >>> seven minutes past the hour. with heavy little hearts and under very heavy guard, classes have resumed for students at sandy hook elementary school. hit the books for the first time since the massacre three times. they were held in a school in nearby connecticut made to look like their old school. students were anxious to resume study. >> we took the bus. had the normal routine, getting them breakfast, getting backpacks packed and then we went out and waited for the bus. as soon as the bus came, they didn't look back. bye, guys. waved and ran on the bus. >> everybody worked so hard to make this as normal as possible for the kids. teachers and school administrators tried to make it as normal as possible. kids cubbies and desks moved intact. tried to recreate some of the rooms for them as well. just such an amazing effort. i wish them all well. >> there is word that former congresswoman gaby gifford may visit the newtown families today. the lieutenant governor said
be on all u.s. currency. here it is loopy and arguably unreadable. current treasury secretary tim geithner said he had a similar problem before he took over. here it is before he took the job. and here what it looks like now. he improved his penmanship to make it easier for folks to read. i can't argue. have you seen mine? martha: it deteriorates with every passing year. bill: jack lew that --. martha: well it is the worst flu outbreak in at least a decade and doing a number on people across the country. the virus is reported in 41 states with nine states reporting high or severe levels of flu. boston's mayor says his city is under siege. he is declaring a public health emergency. the state of massachusetts reporting 18 flu-related deaths so far. the hospitals can barely contain all the people pouring into them. >> we're seeing significant rates of hospitalization, much more serious than we've seen in the last two years. martha: molly line live from boston. molly, what can you tell us and i hope you have had a flu shot? >> reporter: i have had a flu shot actually. there have been 700 cases
's much rumored pick to succeed treasury secretary tim geithner. the odds on favorite jack liew. he would expect to be confirmed, but some in the business community, they're concerned, because he has little market or business experience. >>> and an eerie twist here in the search for that missing plane carrying fashion icon vittorio missoni. his wife and five others, a plane vanished friday off the coast of venezuela. but according to these new reports, the son of one of the men on board got a text message sunday night that said and i'm quoting this text, call now, we are reachable. the italian telephone company confirmed the message was sent but couldn't verify when it was written. crews continue the search off the country's coast. >>> in seaside heights, new jersey, look at this. look at this closely with me. this is that roller coaster and you see this man, he climbed to the tip-top of it, to call attention to the recovery from superstorm sandy or the lack thereof. there he is, scaling the same coaster chris christie said he vacationed at, took his kids to. the structure swept into the
secretary tim geithner, expected to leave at the end of the month. what is the administration saying about this search for his successor? they must be racing the clock now. >> that's right, they are. you have the debt ceiling, a battle coming up, there are other economic matters that have to be dealt with over the next few months and it's important for the president to make this election, we expect the president will be making some announcements as early as next week. we reached out to the treasury department yesterday, a spokesperson telling me that treasury secretary geithner will be around until around the inauguration, and that they won't talk exactly about the timing of his departure until a successor is named but no doubt, this is a crucial cabinet position that the president is mulling over while here on vacation in addition to some others as well, such as the cia, and the defense department, victor. >> dan lothian traveling with the president, thank you for joining us for that. let's see how the markets are reacting to the jobs numbers. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange.
will be replaced by who knows. tim geithner is out. he'll be replaced by a guy, jack lew, the guy who, if you've been watching the tv over the last day or so, jack lew is the guy who signs his name with what surely looks like a slinky. >>brian: front page "where are the women?" they take a picture and talk about the cabinet of the administration. all the women are being replaced by men. white men too on top of that. let me show you a picture in "the new york times." all we see is valerie jar rhett's leg -- valerie jarrett's leg. >>steve: on december 29 that is the pr-z meeting with ten guys and they're talking about the fiscal cliff. >>brian: could they back up a little. >>gretchen: this is a picture they released the day after, i believe. and you can see valerie jarrett front and center facing the president. then there are two other women who are in the photos. was it a reaction to that original picture? brian, you bring up a good point that there are no minorities -- there's one, i think, in that original picture. it is an interesting discussion because there was so much made in this last p
considered failures. tim geithner's tenure has been controversial but i think broadly speaking what he did to write the financial system will be considered a tremendous achievement in the annals of economic policy-making. but again, they are in something of a rut, i think, in their economic policy-making at this point, and particularly in their approach to dealing with republicans. a lot of that, i'd say frankly the bulk of that blame falls on the house republicans and john boehner. but it's nevertheless a case that they just put somebody into the treasury department who they intend to have lead a lot of their budget battles who john boehner at this point essentially refuses to work with. during the 2011 negotiations, they said boehner and the republicans said we just don't want to deal with lew anymore. we don't feel we can get him to say yes to us. now, to some degree that might be because lew is reflecting the will of the president, but i just think there's a kind of a siege mentality a little bit at the white house that's showing up in their appointments, which is understandable, but i
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